Fireworks Occasions:

There are many occasions where fireworks are used to celebrate. Just about any occasion is suitable for celebrating with fireworks. Fireworks can spice up any event / occasion, think "out of the box" and use fireworks if not today, tomorrow. You probably have a few in mind, if not see the list we have provided below.

USA INDEPENDENCE DAY:

In America the 4th of July / Independence Day is the holiday where fireworks are used by millions! Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the England. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, fairs, picnics, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies.

NEWS YEARS EVE:

The traditional news years eve for western culture is last day in December. Fireworks are set off at midnight to celebrate the "New Year". For the most part firecrackers are used for this celebration.

GUY FAWKES DAY:

November 5th marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to blow up the English Parliament and King James I in 1605, the day set for the king to open Parliament. The anniversary was named after Guy Fawkes, the most famous of the conspirators.

It was intended to be the beginning of a great uprising of English Catholics, who were distressed by the increased severity of penal laws against the practice of the Catholic religion. While the plot was the work of a small number of men, it provoked hostility against all English Catholics and led to an increase in the harshness of laws against them. Guy Fawkes Day, November 5, is still celebrated in England with fireworks and bonfires, on which effigies of the him are set ablaze.

DIWALI - DEVALI - OR DEEPAVALI:

This is perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals: it is celebrated throughout India, as well as in Indian communities throughout the diaspora. It usually takes place eighteen days after Dusshera. It is colloquially known as the "festival of lights", for the common practice is to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs, and gardens, as well as on roof-tops and outer walls. In urban areas, especially, candles are substituted for diyas; and among the nouveau riche, neon lights are made to substitute for candles. The celebration of the festival is invariably accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies many different things to people across the country. In north India, Diwali celebrates Rama's homecoming, that is his return to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his coronation as king; in Gujarat, the festival honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth; and in Bengal, it is associated with the goddess Kali. Everywhere, it signifies the renewal of life, and accordingly it is common to wear new clothes on the day of the festival; similarly, it heralds the approach of winter and the beginning of the sowing season.

The date of Diwali falls in either in October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon. The festival actually runs for five days, beginning with Dhanteras, although the main celebrations happen on the third day.

•In 2016, Diwali is on October 30th.
•In 2017, Diwali is on October 19th.
•In 2018, Diwali is on November 7th.
Due to the decrease in Diwali sales
and the aggravation of negotiations
with customers, we
will NOT have extened
hours for this holiday !


CHINESE NEW YEAR:

Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.

One idea is that the holiday originated when a beast named Nina (which means year in Chinese) came out the night before the new year and started to prey on the people in the villages. The people were very frightened by this monster, a brave man went up to the beast and said to him that instead of eating the people of the villages, he should eat the other beasts that frightened these people. Nian followed the man's request and all of the beasts were chased away. The people of the village were very grateful to the man for giving them a peaceful life. Before the man left for good, he told the people to put up red paper decorations on their windows and doors at the beginning of each new year because the color red scared the beast. They also set off firecrackers to scare away the horrible beast.

A interesting thing about Chinese New Year is that very few people know when this holiday is celebrated without looking at a traditional Chinese calendar as it never falls on the same day. The ancient Chinese used a lunar calendar. with a lunar calendar, the new year begins the first night of the new moon after the sun enters Aquarius. This date is anywhere between January 20 and February 19. Chinese years are grouped in sets of 12 with each year being represented by an animal (zodiac sign). It is said that a person displays the characteristics of the animal of the year in which they were born.

Chinese New Year celebrations would not be complete without fireworks! There are many beliefs about why fireworks are used. One is that the noise wakes up the dragon who will fly across the sky to bring the spring rain for the crops. Another belief is that the noise of the fireworks is supposed to scare away all evil spirits and misfortunes, preventing them from coming into the new year. Firecrackers are thrown at the feet of the dragons in the parade to keep them awake for the celebration. The dragons are believed to sleep the rest of the year.

It is important to remember that Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China. Anywhere there are Chinese people, there is a Chinese New Year celebration. The specific activities of the celebration often vary depending on the region, but the basic principles are the same.

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Here are a few more obvious ones;

Birthdays - Anniversaries - Graduations - Sport Events - Weddings - Divorces - Lottery Wins - Wakes - Funerals - Memorials - Gender Idenity Parties -
Fireworks Occasions:

There are many occasions where fireworks are used to celebrate. Just about any occasion is suitable for celebrating with fireworks. Fireworks can spice up any event / occasion, think "out of the box" and use fireworks if not today, tomorrow. You probably have a few in mind, if not see the list we have provided below.

USA INDEPENDENCE DAY:

In America the 4th of July / Independence Day is the holiday where fireworks are used by millions! Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the England. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, fairs, picnics, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies.

NEWS YEARS EVE:

The traditional news years eve for western culture is last day in December. Fireworks are set off at midnight to celebrate the "New Year". For the most part firecrackers are used for this celebration.

GUY FAWKES DAY:

November 5th marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to blow up the English Parliament and King James I in 1605, the day set for the king to open Parliament. The anniversary was named after Guy Fawkes, the most famous of the conspirators.

It was intended to be the beginning of a great uprising of English Catholics, who were distressed by the increased severity of penal laws against the practice of the Catholic religion. While the plot was the work of a small number of men, it provoked hostility against all English Catholics and led to an increase in the harshness of laws against them. Guy Fawkes Day, November 5, is still celebrated in England with fireworks and bonfires, on which effigies of the him are set ablaze.

DIWALI - DEVALI - OR DEEPAVALI:

This is perhaps the most well-known of the Indian festivals: it is celebrated throughout India, as well as in Indian communities throughout the diaspora. It usually takes place eighteen days after Dusshera. It is colloquially known as the "festival of lights", for the common practice is to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs, and gardens, as well as on roof-tops and outer walls. In urban areas, especially, candles are substituted for diyas; and among the nouveau riche, neon lights are made to substitute for candles. The celebration of the festival is invariably accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies many different things to people across the country. In north India, Diwali celebrates Rama's homecoming, that is his return to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his coronation as king; in Gujarat, the festival honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth; and in Bengal, it is associated with the goddess Kali. Everywhere, it signifies the renewal of life, and accordingly it is common to wear new clothes on the day of the festival; similarly, it heralds the approach of winter and the beginning of the sowing season.

The date of Diwali falls in either in October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon. The festival actually runs for five days, beginning with Dhanteras, although the main celebrations happen on the third day.

•In 2016, Diwali is on October 30th.
•In 2017, Diwali is on October 19th.
•In 2018, Diwali is on November 7th.
Due to the decrease in Diwali sales
and the aggravation of negotiations
with customers, we
will NOT have extened
hours for this holiday !


CHINESE NEW YEAR:

Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.

One idea is that the holiday originated when a beast named Nina (which means year in Chinese) came out the night before the new year and started to prey on the people in the villages. The people were very frightened by this monster, a brave man went up to the beast and said to him that instead of eating the people of the villages, he should eat the other beasts that frightened these people. Nian followed the man's request and all of the beasts were chased away. The people of the village were very grateful to the man for giving them a peaceful life. Before the man left for good, he told the people to put up red paper decorations on their windows and doors at the beginning of each new year because the color red scared the beast. They also set off firecrackers to scare away the horrible beast.

A interesting thing about Chinese New Year is that very few people know when this holiday is celebrated without looking at a traditional Chinese calendar as it never falls on the same day. The ancient Chinese used a lunar calendar. with a lunar calendar, the new year begins the first night of the new moon after the sun enters Aquarius. This date is anywhere between January 20 and February 19. Chinese years are grouped in sets of 12 with each year being represented by an animal (zodiac sign). It is said that a person displays the characteristics of the animal of the year in which they were born.

Chinese New Year celebrations would not be complete without fireworks! There are many beliefs about why fireworks are used. One is that the noise wakes up the dragon who will fly across the sky to bring the spring rain for the crops. Another belief is that the noise of the fireworks is supposed to scare away all evil spirits and misfortunes, preventing them from coming into the new year. Firecrackers are thrown at the feet of the dragons in the parade to keep them awake for the celebration. The dragons are believed to sleep the rest of the year.

It is important to remember that Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China. Anywhere there are Chinese people, there is a Chinese New Year celebration. The specific activities of the celebration often vary depending on the region, but the basic principles are the same.

Did we miss any ?
If we did please let us know.


Here are a few more obvious ones;

Birthdays - Anniversaries - Graduations - Sport Events - Weddings - Divorces - Lottery Wins - Wakes - Funerals - Memorials - Gender Idenity Parties -
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